Position                          ERAT Private Sector Engagement Specialist
Project Name               USAID ERAT (Tata Kelola PemERintahan yang Efektif, Efisien, dan KuAT)
Job type and duration  :  Full-time staff, initial contract for a year with a potential extension
Duty Station                 :  Jakarta
Closing Date                 :  February 21, 2022


The Asia Foundation is awarded a contract by USAID to implement ERAT (Tata Kelola PemERintahan yang Efektif, Efisien, dan KuAT or Effective, Efficient and Strong Government) in January 2022. The program supports the Government of Indonesia, coordinated by the Center of Cooperation Facilitation of the Ministry of Home Affairs.  It is implemented in the following four years in six provinces in Indonesia: North Sumatra, Banten, East Java, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara, covering five districts in each province. The goal of ERAT is for the citizens of Indonesia to benefit from effective local government by increasing the quality of policy implementation and service delivery at the subnational level. The goal will be achieved through three interrelated intermediate results (IRs): (1) coherence between national and subnational policies strengthened; (2) performance of local service delivery enhanced; and (3) local budget allocation and execution improved.  

USAID ERAT supports the Government of Indonesia to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems at the national and provincial levels to improve performance-based (non-fiscal and fiscal) incentive systems. Improved M&E system will also allow improvement of analysis of data and information to formulate better policies and programs to support subnational governments to provide public service delivery. The program promotes peer learning among subnational governments to improve the quality of governance and public service delivery. ERAT emphasizes collaborative governance in improving public service delivery – among different levels of government, among various sectors, and among various stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs). To allow broader participation of the communities, CSOs, and the private sector, ERAT supports improvement of access to information and various channels of public participation, including complaint handling mechanisms. Private sector engagement in public service provision that is based on mutual benefits is emphasized in the program. ERAT supports improvement of subnational budget allocation and execution to improve the quality of spending to improve access to and quality of public service delivery. The program promotes gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming in local policies, programs, and budgets, as well as in the program implementation.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Specialist will be responsible for coordinating ERAT activities related to PSE at the central and subnational levels, including, but not limited to promoting social entrepreneurships that will contribute to improvement of public service delivery, improving link and match of secondary vocational education with local industries and entrepreneurship opportunities, and improving business enabling environment for PSE in public service delivery.  The PSE Specialist with work closely with the Smart City Specialist in promoting PSE in smart city and digital transformation.  In addition to for profit organizations, the PSE Specialist will also engage with the Government of Indonesia at all levels, academics, social and religious-based organizations providing services, civil society organizations.  S/he will manage subcontract(s)/grant(s) and/or individual consultants that will implement the program on the ground.

Detailed tasks

  • Provide leadership and coordination to the ERAT Team in activities related to PSE in public service delivery
  • Develop and manage subcontracts/grants to promote PSE in ERAT activities, including but not limited to promoting social entrepreneurships that will contribute to improvement of public service delivery, improving link and match of secondary vocational education with local industries and entrepreneurship opportunities, and improving business enabling environment for PSE in public service delivery. 
  • Support the Smart City Specialist in the PSE aspect of promotion of smart city and digital transformation.
  • Facilitate coordination between subcontractors and government counterparts at all levels for the PSE issues
  • Coordinate and support capacity development efforts, including training, workshops and other events related to PSE
  • Engage regularly to provide updates and briefings on progress of ERAT, challenges, and issues related to private sector engagement strategies.
  • Perform other PSE related duties as required to maximize the outcome of ERAT activities.


The PSE Specialist will be responsible to the Senior Technical Component Lead based in Jakarta and will work closely with the Smart City Specialist.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, economics, public administration, public policy or other related fields.  Advance degree is a plus. 
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in the area of private sector engagement in development programs. Prior experience of USAID-funded projects is a strong advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal Bahasa Indonesia and English communication skills.
  • Broad network with the private sector companies, associations, and/or business development services
  • Proven management, organization and communications skills in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team of dedicated professionals in a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • High degree of integrity and adherence to ethical standards.


Applicants should submit their application to by February 21, 2022, at 05:00 PM Jakarta time. Please write “ERAT Private Sector Engagement Specialist” in the subject of the e-mail. The application should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV or Statement of Qualifications which summarizes the applicant's suitability for the position based on the above qualification criteria.